For Immediate Release
Oct. 31, 2016
A 26-year-old Independence man has been charged in connection with a reported weekend assault on a Kansas City police officer, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
James D. Brisbin, dob: 3/14/1990, faces 2nd Degree Assault on Law Enforcement Officer and Armed Criminal Action.
On Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, Kansas City police officers were responding to a reported disturbance of a man hitting a woman in the 400 block of Grand Boulevard. After uniformed officers approached the defendant, he reached into a backpack and removed a screwdriver. The officers ordered him to drop the screwdriver. Instead, he began to move toward the officers in a threatening manner, holding the screwdriver. The officer retreated and Brisbin advanced. The officer discharged his weapon, striking Brisbin. He was transported to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. Witnesses stated to police that Brisbin was acting violently prior to the officers' arrival. The defendant has a felony conviction of burglary, a misdemeanor conviction for assault and active warrants for unlawful use of a weapon and disorderly conduct.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $50,000.
For more information, contact:
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Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.